Prayers of Rosh Chodesh

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Hallel

  1. One should say Hallel on Rosh Chodesh skipping the paragraphs of Lo Lanu and Ahavti.[1]

Beracha

  1. The Sephardic minhag is not to recite a bracha before or after Hallel on Rosh Chodesh. [2]
  2. A sephardic person who prays in an Ashkenaz minyan should not respond amen when they recite the beracha before Hallel on rosh chodesh. However, he should think the Amen in his head [3]
  3. The Ashkenazic minhag is to recite a bracha before and after Hallel on Rosh Chodesh. One may recite the bracha whether one prays with a congregation or alone. Nonetheless, one should endeavor to say it with the congregation.[4]

Removing Tefillin

  1. For the halachot of removing Tefillin on Rosh Chodesh before Mussaf, see the Tefillin page.

Mussaf

  1. For the halachot of Mussaf, see the Mussaf page.

Links

Sources

  1. Shulchan Aruch 422:2, Mishna Brurah 422:12
  2. Shulchan Aruch 422:2, Rambam Hilchot Berachot 11:16, Sh"t Yechave Daat 4:31, Yalkut Yosef Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 422:2. see however, Sh"t Tevuot Shemesh Siman 68 regarding the minhag in Morocco
  3. Sh"t Yechave Daat 4:31, Sh"t Yabea Omer 9:38:3
  4. Rama 422:2, Tosfot Sukkah 44b in the name of Rabbenu Tam (Sefer Hayashar Siman 537). see Nefesh Harav pg. 175 where he writes that each person should try to say the beracha with the shaliach tzibbur because if you wait to recite it until after the chazzan, it could be that you're yotze the beracha with him.